Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thank You from the Ronnei family

Dear Mn. PGR,

All that I can think of is WOW! For RC Ernie Johnson and all who stood for my brother Mike Ronnei at Fort Snelling on Wed. June 8th thank you! Being a PGR member and never being on the other side, I now know how much it means to the family. I have gotten phone calls, Emails, telling me how they were in tears when they saw you all standing there with your flags. I know my brother was grinning from ear to ear. He was a man of few words, and his wife told me that he would be so happy that ya'll are" regular" people. And for the gentleman who's flag I stole to stand, I'm sorry, spur of the moment thought. Thank you for sharing your flag with me.

My deepest gratitude,

Julie Ronnei- Murphy
SE Texas PGR member

Note from the family of Leonard Etzel


We want to thank the Patriot Guard for their moving tribute to Dad. We were honored that so many attended Dad’s service on Tuesday. It was breathtaking to see all of your guard at the entrance to church and we were touched very deeply. The guard members endured record temperatures with not a word of complaint. Please communicate our sincere gratitude to all the members.

We want to make a memorial contribution to the Patriot Guard organization. What is the best way to get that to you?

Thank you for all that you do to remember our service members.


The Etzel Family

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thank you for the Send-Off and Escort to Fort McCoy

Mr. Ernie Johnson, Mr. John Redfield and the Members of the Patriot Guard:

I just want to thank you for honoring my Soldiers at our deployment departure
ceremony and with the motorcycle escort to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. It's
wonderful for me as a commander to have groups in the community re-enforce
the importance of our mission and to also re-enforce the fact that Soldiers,
Sailors, Airmen and Marines occupy a special place in our society.

Thank you for the signed banner, we will proudly display it during our
mission to Kuwait.

Things are going well for the Red Bulls here at Fort McCoy. We've gone
through some paperwork, had a few shots and blood draws and received even
more equipment. Everything has gone surprisingly smooth. I guess the old
soldier in me expected the Army to lose more paperwork and records. But that
didn't happen!

Thank you again for your patriotism and service.


LTC Gary Mundfrom
Commander, 1/34th BSTB MN ARNG